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L’Oreal to remove words referencing white, fair from its skin products

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th Jun, 2020. 10:30 am
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The world’s biggest cosmetics company, L’Oreal will remove words referencing white, fair and light from its skin products, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement following social media criticism.

Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for skin whitening creams used in many Asian, African and Caribbean countries where fair skin is often considered desirable.

Unilever came under fire for its Fair & Lovely brand at a time of worldwide focus on racial injustice following weeks of protests sparked by the brutal killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody in the United States.

L’Oreal’s products include Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream.

Johnson & Johnson went a step further, saying it would stop selling skin whitening creams sold in Asia and the Middle East under its Neutrogena and Clean & Clear brand.

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